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Classical Texting- Divine Humour and Disability: The Curious Case of Iliad Book One

Read Annie Sharples' take on Iliad Book One and its ramifications toward ancient attitudes to disability here.

English and Comparative Literary Studies News

The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation - Shortlist Announced!

The competition received a total of 58 eligible entries of which 16 titles made the initial longlist. The shortlist comprises a novel, a novella, a children’s book, a collection of poetry and a volume of short stories. The source languages represented are Polish and German, with two shortlisted titles apiece, as well as Irish and Russian.

The full list of shortlisted titles is as follows: 

- Second-hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich, translated from Russian by Bela Sheyavich (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016)

- Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning, translated from German by Lyn Marven (Comma Press, 2016)

- Clementine Loves Red by Krystyna Boglar, translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and Zosia Krasodomska-Jones (Pushkin Children’s Books, 2016)

- The Coast Road by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, translated from Irish by Michael Coady, Peter Fallon, Tom French, Alan Gillis, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon, Michelle O’Sullivan, Justin Quinn, Billy Ramsell, Peter Sirr and David Wheatley (The Gallery Press, 2016)

- Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg, translated from Polish by Eliza Marciniak (Portobello Books, 2017)

- Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by Susan Bernofsky (Portobello Books, 2016)

Click here for more information on the Prize for Women in Translation and Translation at Warwick.

Film and Television Studies News

Warwick begins new teaching collaboration with world-renowned London Film School

London Film School

The Department of Film and Television Studies is very proud to announce an exciting and ground-breaking collaboration with the world-renowned London Film School.

Students on the BA Film Studies degree are now able to apply for a place on a specialist third-year module in Film Production. Students will receive tuition in screenwriting directing, editing, cinematography and sound recording, and at the end of the module each student will produce a short film, using the skills they have learned and drawing upon the skills of their classmates.

The module is delivered by London Film School staff at Warwick and makes use of our new purpose-built edit suite and set of state of the art filmmaking equipment.

Find our more here....

Mon 14 August 2017, 17:48 | Tags: undergraduate teaching News practice

History News

Illuminating India and Five Millennia of Indian Science

James Poskett reviews Illuminating India at the Science Museum

Read about the Science Museum’s new exhibition, Illuminating India, reviewed by Dr James Poskett (Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology).


‘Five millennia of Indian science’, Nature, 18 October 2017

Dr James Poskett celebrates the long history of science in India, from ancient astronomical almanacs to the discovery of the Boson.


Thu 19 October 2017, 12:53 | Tags: Media Publication

History of Art News

Announcing a special event in London for prospective students!

A Taste of History of Art at Warwick

We will be offering a rare opportunity for prospective students to hear from the Head of Department, other members of the History of Art team and Alumni. This event will be hosted at our London premises in King’s Cross. You will find out more about what Art History is all about, the degree and admissions criteria for Warwick, graduate opportunities and find out more about the exciting semester spent in beautiful Venice at Warwick’s own Venetian Palazzo.

Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Monday 13 November 2017
Location: Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Light refreshments will be provided. Parents and teachers are most welcome.

Please register online as places are limited.

We hope to see you there.

 Stanley House interior Stanley House roof garden 

Thu 19 October 2017, 18:47 | Tags: General

Theatre and Peformance Studies News


The School is sorry to announce the death of Michael Booth, who served for ten years from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s as the first Professor of Theatre Studies at Warwick. Michael was a leading scholar on nineteenth-century British theatre, many of whose publications are still essential reading for academics and students working in the area today. His many books included English Melodrama, Hiss the Villain, English Plays of the Nineteenth Century (5 volumes), Victorian Spectacular Theatre, Victorian Theatrical Trades and Theatre in the Victorian Age. He also co-edited an anthology of essays on Edwardian theatre. He is remembered at Warwick for his collegiality, his early consolidation of Theatre Studies within the university and his strong support of Warwick Arts Centre. He was also extremely supportive of and generous to fellow researchers and early career scholars working on nineteenth-century theatre studies.

Sun 08 October 2017, 11:38 | Tags: staff, alumni

Cultural and Media Policy Studies News and Events

Lorraine Lim

We are saddened to report the death of Lorraine Lim on 13th September 2017. Lorraine was a much loved and respected student, researcher and teacher in the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, and she will be deeply missed by her colleagues, students and friends at Warwick, at Birkbeck and in the wider academic community. She died in Singapore with her family and boyfriend at her side, following a recurrence of the cancer which she had continued to battle against. Her death came as a shock, especially for those of us who saw her at ICCPR in Seoul last year, where she enjoyed meeting up with many of her Warwick friends and seemed on sparkling form. She was undoubtedly a rising star in her field, and she will be remembered for her academic achievements and tireless professionalism but perhaps more especially for the infectious mixture of irrerverent humour, enthusiasm, intelligence and compassion which she shared with those around her. .../more

Tue 26 September 2017, 13:48

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